Wyckoff (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep linebacker Brian Toal has set his fourth official visit for this upcoming weekend. Where will he be headed?
"I'm going to Penn State," said the 6-foot-2, 228-pounder. "I've been there before, I was there for the BC-Penn State game to watch my brother play, but I really want to see things closer and take a longer look. Joe Paterno came in to see me last week and I was in a bit of awe. He's a legend so I feel I should take a look and see what PSU has to offer."
Toal, the No. 3 linebacker in the country, has already been to Miami, Boston College and Tennessee and lists the Vols and Eagles at the top of his list followed closely by the 'Canes. Can Penn State push ahead of the rest?
"You never know," he said. "They have a great tradition of linebackers there, they play in front of more fans than anyone and it's close enough to home so my family could see me play. My mom and dad will be going on the trip with me as well, so we'll get all our questions answered."
Toal has a fifth visit left if he wants to take it.
"It might be Virginia Tech or Notre Dame," he said. "Both coach Beamer and coach Willingham were here last week and were pushing for that last visit. I'm starting to get a bit tired of the process, but I still think I'll take a fifth visit."
And when is decision time?
"Probably on Signing Day," he said. "It's right around the corner anyhow."